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14 December 2015

Saudi Arabia's first election open to female voters saw an unprecendented 80% turnout compared to 50% male voters, according to data analysed by AFP.

To read more, check out this write-up by the Peninsula Qatar.

20 October 2015

Ten years after the Moudawana, this report provides an analysis of the progress made by Morocco in terms of the empowerment of women.

Read more from the website of the National Human Rights Council.

9 December 2015

Fatema Mernissi, a Moroccan sociologist and one of the founders of Islamic Feminism, passes away in Rabat on 30 November 2015 at the age of 75.

Read more from the New York Times.

3 December 2015

The Indonesian government gears up to revamp its family planning programme by launching a pilot project making use of technological development. 

Read more from Asia One.

6 November 2015

The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) calls for a ban on unilateral divorce saying it is unIslamic and outlawed in several Muslim countries.

Read more from One India.

24 November 2015

President Yahya Jammeh announces the widespread practice will be outlawed.

Read more from The Guardian.

To access more articles such as this, visit the Musawah Resource Library.

3 July 2015

A breakdown of the UK's Sharia law and its implications to the Muslim family.

Read more from Full Fact.

To access more articles such as this, visit the Musawah Resources Library.

17 September 2015

In a landmark decision which confirmed that Muslim divorced women have the right to be paid maintenance, the Durban High Court ordered the ex-husband of a Muslim mother of two to pay R20,000 a month in maintenance to his ex-wife. Muslim marriages are not recognised under South African law.

9 August 2015

Tahrir Hamad, 33, is Palestine's first and only woman 'mazouna' appointed to officiate marriages and authorise divorce among Palestinian society.

Read more via the Nation.

12 September 2015

A bill tabled at the National Assembly proposed amendements to the Pakistan Penal Code (1980), which include provisions that call for the prevention of early marriage among Muslims and forced marriage among non-Muslims.

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